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07-15-2005, 09:20 AM
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The Prospect Game

You can only keep one group.

Door #1:
Roy
Thorburn
Stafford
Paetsch
Hunter
Sekera

Door #2
Pominville
Gaustad
Kaleta
Bartovic
Funk
Kriukov

Door #3
Paille
MacArthur
Mancari
Ezhov
Fabry
Ryan

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You can only keep one group.

Door #1:
Roy
Thorburn
Stafford
Paetsch
Hunter
Fabry

Door #2
Pominville
Gaustad
Kaleta
Bartovic
Funk
Kriukov

Door #3
Paille
MacArthur
Mancari
Ezhov
Fabry
Ryan

Go.
Very interesting. I like this idea. Plus you made it a fairly, if not very, difficult decision. I took #2 out right away. Not a big fan of Pominville's and the rest are 3rd liners or below if they make it to the NHL.

With #3 I'd hate to lose guys like Paille and MacArthur, but they are not locks to get a full time NHL job, yet. Ryan is more likely an AHL regular and the rest are too unproven to worry about at this point.

So, I would pick #1. Roy has proven he is ready for the NHL and still is young enough to be a real difference maker. Stafford is still projected as a 1st or 2nd liner and the rest still have decent or even good chances of having NHL careers.

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Just curious why you included Fabry in two groups?

As for an answer, I too would go with group #1.

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Just curious why you included Fabry in two groups?

As for an answer, I too would go with group #1.
Because I didn't have my coffee....get off my back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT: It's fixed! Milley is now in group #1. I was supposed to use Novotny, but again, no coffee this morning. Don't you hate when you run out of creamer?

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I'd go with 3. I'm sold on Roy, Gaustad, and Bartovic, but the latter two have no more than 3rd/4th line potential, so I'll make the cut there. Personally I believe Paille will be a solid 2nd liner almost in the Peca mold, MacArthur should be a Curtis Brown-type player, Ezhov I honestly think will turn into a 2nd pairing dman, and Fabry...well, he could be awesome or he could be a bust. I'm counting on the former.

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Because I didn't have my coffee....get off my back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT: It's fixed! Milley is now in group #1. I was supposed to use Novotny, but again, no coffee this morning. Don't you hate when you run out of creamer?
Easy Double P! Tell Eric to get off his duff and get you some java NOW!!

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Very interesting. I like this idea. Plus you made it a fairly, if not very, difficult decision. I took #2 out right away. Not a big fan of Pominville's and the rest are 3rd liners or below if they make it to the NHL.
I put Kriukov (Artemis ) in there as an "X" factor, but no one seems to bite on that....

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In considering hockey prospects, I'll simply take the group with the best prospect overall.

group #1

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I put Kriukov (Artemis ) in there as an "X" factor, but no one seems to bite on that....
There is still so much to be learned about him and whether or not he'll ever get to North America that I think no one is even sure he's an NHL possibility.

He's almost become a mythical figure in Sabres circles. The "Russian Lindros" is almost as evasive as the Lockness Monster or Big Foot. Sure there have been "sightings", but does he truly exist?

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Door #2

Pominville is better than Roy (living in Rochester I see them a lot and I dont get why Roy is seen as that much better) and with the proposed "no interference" rule he will be more able to move about and score. The rest of those guys I'm not sure if they can make it or not, but Funk and Bartovic will be solid player imo.

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In considering hockey prospects, I'll simply take the group with the best prospect overall.

group #1

This is why I was frustrated when I didn't see a Vanek group.



I'll go with #1 after tough consideration. Roy is an NHL player, probably a Top 6 guy. Thorburn I'm confident will be as well, IMO, though a 4th liner. Stafford's probably an NHLer and I think Paetsch might at least play as a bottom pair defenseman.


#2 was tempting though with Goose in the group.

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Would #3 get any help if Ryan was replaced with Novotny?

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You can only keep one group.

Door #1:
Roy
Thorburn
Stafford
Paetsch
Hunter
Milley

Door #2
Pominville
Gaustad
Kaleta
Bartovic
Funk
Kriukov

Door #3
Paille
MacArthur
Mancari
Ezhov
Fabry
Ryan

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I must use my jedi powers for this one...

Speaking on NHL ready/experience this season- Good one has roy, Group 2) has bartovic, Gaustad and Pominville (the latter two are ?s) Door 3 no one can come in for at least 2-3-4 yrs.

I am gonna take DOOR TWO. Because its the most solid- Pommy-sniper, Guastad-gritty center who can score too. Bartovic- a speedy sob if he could only hit the net. The other 3 are all projects.

Door 3- the only close best are MacArther and Paille, rest are projects

Door 1- Roy is awesome- Thorburn and Scafford have shots but there impact is limited.

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Door #2

Pominville is better than Roy (living in Rochester I see them a lot and I dont get why Roy is seen as that much better) and with the proposed "no interference" rule he will be more able to move about and score. The rest of those guys I'm not sure if they can make it or not, but Funk and Bartovic will be solid player imo.
Roy is by far better. He has proved he can play in the NHL. Pominville has issues when he's played physical in the AHL. I really am 50/50 on whether Pominville will ever be an NHL regular. Roy certainly will.

As for the groups, I'd definitely take group 1.

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